Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Scream [Deluxe Edition]

“… The Scream’s contents were nonetheless compelling, not to mention significantly different from anything previously pigeonholed as simply ‘punk.’ Built upon the bedrock of Morris’ tribal, tom-heavy drums and McKay’s guttural, metallic guitar, ‘Jigsaw Feeling’ and ‘Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)’ were stark and monochromatic; the domestic violence-related ‘Suburban Relapse’ (influenced by Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho) was brutally harrowing; and even the record’s lone cover version – an eerie deconstruction of The Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’ – provided little in the way of respite. Contemporaneous critics, however, unanimously doled out five-star praise, and Sounds enthusiastically proclaimed the record to be ‘the best debut album of the year.’ … Four decades on, its primal power still cuts through loud and clear. …”
‘The Scream’: The Primal Power Of Siouxsie & The Banshees’ Debut Album (Video)
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